It was a multifold celebration this morning at the new Giant Hypermarket in Falim, Ipoh, at its launching ceremony. Opened for business since 1st February, 2018, this outlet sets a new direction for the hypermarket chain, a leading food retailer in Malaysia.
Having made its foray into the country since 74 years ago, Giant sees a growth potential in Ipoh. Therefore, Giant Falim, one of the largest in northern Peninsular Malaysia covering 102,794 sq. ft, offers an extensive 23,000 products across some 200 categories.
With the opening of Giant Falim, 400 new job opportunities have been created, in addition to supporting additional jobs through engaging local businesses, product partners and services.
Offering everyday low prices, big variety and great value, Giant has over a hundred outlets in Malaysia and serves an average of 8 million customers monthly. Giant Falim is the hypermarket chain’s first new outlet for this year and more are in the pipeline.
Simultaneously with this launch, GCH (Retail) Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., the owners of Giant, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with amaxMALL, a Malaysian-owned e-commerce platform housing Malaysian products and brands, from product categories ranging from food to health & beauty, fashion, technology and many more.
With this arrangement, a selected group of vendors debuted their products at Giant Falim today. Following this first batch, within February, vendor products will also be made available at 29 other Giant hypermarkets in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
amaxMALL has expanded its business from online to offline, providing an opportunity for its vendors to benefit from both online (amaxMALL) and offline (Giant) channels.
On this auspicious day, GCH (Retail) Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. begins its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to extend assistance to the local community, with Giant Falim supporting MyKasih Foundation’s The Food Aid Project.
Through this programme, Giant supports 50 underprivileged families in the vicinity of Falim by providing them with monthly grocery shopping allowances at Giant Falim, worth RM50,000 in total.
Once the formalities wrapped up, it was time to celebrate Chinese New Year, beginning with the prosperity toss. No, it’s not too early! Check out my photos for the feel good festivities.
Event: Launch of Giant Hypermarket in Falim, Ipoh
Venue: Giant Falim, Ipoh
Date: 9th Feb, 2018
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